Whatever gift you are looking for for the motorsport fan in your life, RaceFans has you covered. From bargains to imaginative ideas to irrelevant follies, here are our favorite gift ideas for fans of Formula 1, Formula E, IndyCar and more.
DR3 x St Hugo Barossa Shiraz
that of Daniel Ricciardo partnership with the St Hugo cellar means you can get a taste of Australia without first having to reach a podium in F1 and then share a sweat-soaked racing boot with the man himself.
St Hugo is based in the Barossa Valley of South Australia, a renowned wine region, and their shiraz is one of two red wines (the other, a cabernet sauvignon, is out of stock) made exclusively. Although his teammate Lando Norris, who by his own admission is not a wine lover, probably doesn’t rush out to buy any, McLaren fans who love a glass of red can also indulge themselves with festive gift boxes. wine, including glasses.
Auto course 2021-22
The 2021 F1 season has featured an incredible back-and-forth between Hamilton and Verstappen – so much so that we’re still waiting for the final artwork for this year’s Autocourse cover. The latest edition of the essential motorsport yearbook, covering F1 and many other four-wheeled motorsport, is available for pre-order but will not arrive in time for Christmas due to the late end of the motorsport season. great prices. It should arrive in early January.
RaceFans supporters can claim a reduction on the price of the Autocourse and its equivalent Motocourse. All supporters on the annual payment plan and those who have paid monthly for at least a year will shortly receive discount codes to claim 25% off a copy of Autocourse 2021 – reducing the price to £ 45 – and buy Motocourse 2021 for £ 38, both with free shipping
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Fanatec CSL DD and Gran Turismo DD Pro
€ 479.95 (CSL DD base excluding wheel), € 699.95 (GT DD Pro)
If you are serious about your simracing, a quality steering wheel is a must. Fanatec, which brought high precision direct drive technology to the mass market, has a new addition to its lineup. Along with the recently launched CSL DD for PC and Xbox, the first official direct-drive steering wheel for PlayStation 5 has now arrived: the Gran Turismo DD Pro (pictured).
Fanatec’s direct drive wheels feature a bespoke motor and carbon fiber composite shaft. The aluminum case acts as a heat sink to avoid the need for loud fans. The CSL DD base is also compatible with older Fanatec wheels for those looking to upgrade.
Majorette Formula E Gen2 Car Pack
There are few things more satisfying to line up along a fireplace or shelf than a set of small racing cars, which is at least the excuse of RaceFans’ Formula E correspondent for having one. together. The 2021 season livery pack includes Venturi, Techeetah, Nissan and BMW as well as the show car version of the Gen2 chassis championship and is detailed enough that you can pass it off as purely ornamental, for an adult fan, as well as a real toy for the budding race directors you may know.
Formula E Scalextric Box
If static race cars aren’t enough for you, you have the opportunity to recreate what many people have claimed to be the full Eprix experience from the comfort of your own living room, with the Formula E Scalextric track. While it doesn’t actually mimic the sound of real-world cars and with considerably smoother circuits than the street tracks used by FE, it threatens to accurately replicate the carnage of the first corner, with up to 12 people capable. to compete.
“The Boy – Stirling Moss, a life in 60 laps”
A beautifully written tribute to British racing hero of the fifties and sixties, Stirling Moss, who passed away in April 2020. RaceFans gave it a five-star review in March.
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Track experience: drive an F1 car
Any F1 fan’s dream must be to drive one of these cars – and you really can, as part of this track day package. The EJ12 chassis available to reserve time was driven by Takuma Sato, so these are verified F1 machines and the package includes engineering, coaching, and time in multiple cars to prepare you to get the most out of the ride. F1 experience.
Although the car has had its engine swapped out it will allow you to handle the inputs and direction an F1 driver would have and its 600 horsepower should be more than enough for a test track in Hertfordshire. The drivers say their first time in an F1 is something they will never forget, now those of us who are not eligible for superlicences have a chance.
NB. At time of publication the F1 experience has been reduced by 50% to £ 999
Racing circuit wall art
It has been difficult for fans to access the tracks in recent years, but there is always the possibility of bringing the tracks to the fans, with original decorations. A full set of IndyCar tracks in the form of simple, crisp outlines is one way to cover a wall or if that seems like a bit too much of an interior design project, there is the option of a 32-inch scratch. tours displayed, with facts about each of the courses.
A checkered past and Indy Split
IndyCar fans have been well served by new books this year. It was too difficult to choose between this pair, so we recommend both.
Al Unser Jnr’s candid account of his battles with addiction on the verge of becoming two-time Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar champion is one of the most surprising new books of the year. John Oreovicz’s Indy Split, another great offering from Octane Press, tells the story of the schism between CART and rival IRL that nearly destroyed open wheel racing in America.
Running themed watches
£ 355 – £ 500
The sponsorship of the watch is de rigueur in F1, but timepieces are not always directly related to racing. In this case, however, both are – if you don’t fancy a McLaren Gulf drop hoodie, you might be more drawn to the expensive but chic. Tag Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Edition, which has the iconic blue and orange stripes as part of its design.
Alternatively, for another racing icon at a fraction of the price, Monza’s official chronograph is made by Omologato and features circuit-based details and colors.
Classic Car Show Cookie Tin
If you’re not a wine lover but prefer party consumables rather than picking up something new – or if you just wish you weren’t going to this year’s Goodwood Revival – this box of 16 frozen cookies with ginger is a treat for any car enthusiast. It includes classic Jaguars and Aston Martins and comes in a box in which you can keep all your toy Formula E cars afterwards.
Bracelets on the theme of racing drivers
£ 126 to £ 3,695
Some things are extremely rare; precious metals, craftsmanship, tires that were actually used on a grand prix weekend by Ayrton Senna. This is great news if you have a significant amount of disposable income and know someone who would be interested in all three, as Mongrip made a rose gold bracelet that combines all of these. Part of the strap is the rubber that Senna used in the 1993 Donington Park Grand Prix, the rose gold part bearing the Senna logo and in cooperation with the Ayrton Senna Institute. The only downside is that it costs $ 4,400 to own one of the limited edition pieces.
After looking at the Senna bracelet, your perception of value may be distorted enough that you aren’t immediately outraged that F2 and Sauber junior rider Theo Pourchaire is offering one to fans based on his logo for the relatively modest price of € 150.
If your budget doesn’t match any of these, a much cheaper way to wear your mount for a pilot (on your laptop, at least) is Pierre Gasly’s range of cute stickers, perfect for any fan of AlphaTauri with a MacBook.
Formula 1 calendar tea towels
The 2022 F1 calendar is the busiest to date, with 23 races including the new event in Miami. Our friends at BoxBoxBox have produced another of their stylish designs to help you keep track of what’s in store for next year’s record-breaking campaign.
Of the racing games we reviewed this year, Dirt 5’s hybrid rally racing action got the best reaction. Dotted with unreal racing stunts and extremely real world-building, including an in-universe podcast with real driver interviews, it’s an immersive game that’s ultimately incredibly fun and rewarding to play no matter what. your skill level.
Alternatively, the latest updates to the Formula 1 and World Rally Championship franchises remain as popular as ever, and both have benefited from an update with new hardware since their launch earlier this year.
Formula 1 Car by Car: 1990-99
The Formula 1 Car by Car series also reached the 90s and some really iconic car eras. From screaming (and failing) V12s to debates over driver aids and the start of the Schumacher era, the 1990-99 edition is not to be missed.
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